They also have many uses, so make sure lots of people on your list get at least one.
Most popular is the traditional holiday “Sockball Fight”, sure to liven up a dull holiday gathering no matter what the weather. Outdated snowball fights require going outdoors first of all, and a snowy outdoors or it’s a no go. Sockballs can be used indoors or out, so in Miami, rainy Oregon, or icy Alaska (iceballs hurt!). Sockballs are lightweight, painless, dry and won’t even knock over lamps or vases of flowers. The Cat in the Hat’s Thing One and Thing Two would have caused a lot less trouble if Sockballs had been invented in Dr. Suess’s lifetime.
Sockballs can be made at home, as a recycling project that saves well worn items from being thrown into the trash. Give those loyal socks a new life as a snazzy Sockball! If you really want to support a local craftsperson, invite a young entrepreneur to design and create several for you.
A) Cut sock across at ankle or so. Cut foot of sock into strips for stuffing sockball. Decorate top of sock with anything soft (fabric crayons, embroidery, ?). Turn inside out and sew one end shut, then turn right side out again. Now you have a little bag. Stuff and sew shut with ends folded inside sockball.
B) For last minute gifts or lazy people: roll up old socks (PLEASE! people, wash them first!) and fold one edge back over the rest, creating a humdrum but usable sockball. Fill a paper bag with these and tie off with a twistie from the grocery store, for a quickly created gift for say, the boyfriend your second cousin brought to Christmas dinner. This is also helpful for reinforcements during a sockball fight.
Here’s to all Sockball owners! Let the sockballs fly!